The trickling of the fountain and the faint smell of chlorine woke us up. Our vision still a bit blurry we looked around to find ourselves in the courthouse of a mansion in the desert Oasis close to Nayinn. A dissapointed 'oh no'-sigh came from the corner of our carpet. Anton's fish had gotten fresh water from the fountain and were now sleeping off a chlorine hangover at the surface of their travelbowl. All help came too late, so we held a brief toilet ceremony and bowed our heads as we got into the Wandermobile with a heavy heart. Unlike most goldfish, these brave aquatic warriors have seen the desert and countless adventures, may your names be forgotten and your spirits find peace in the dry desert gutters.
The next stop on our roadtrip was Jazd, a charming desert city consisting of mudbrick alleys and some ancient buildings. We discovered a clocktower that was not mentionned in the tour our Lonely Planet suggested. The door was unlocked, so we climbed the rickety ladder through the clockworks to get a birdman's point of view of all the mudmen.
we made our way back to the ground, and after establishing that the inside of the mosque was not much soups, we each spent a few millions on a pair of Alladin pants. A purchase of a lifetime, we didn't take them off for 99 hours after buying them. These comfortable cloth-wonders maintained a fresh breeze around our fruits in the desert heat, a luxury we enjoy above anything else.
Just in time for the last sunrays of the day, we visited The Zoroastrian towers of Silence. Zoroastrianism is a religion based on balance between good and evil and values purity of the elements above all. Death is considered an evil force, and the Zoroastrians will avoid pollution of the soil, air, fire and water. In the older times, these towers were used to feed the dead to the vultures. Nowadays Zoroastrians bury their deceased in a thick layer of concrete.
We head back into Jazd, where we found a traditional Iranian restaurant and asked the waiters to surprise us. This foodgasm was a treat by Lucske Numero Uno, one of our favorite Belgian followers. Thank you very much for this long-distance dinner party, we will use the energy wisely!
After bonding with the owners we managed to persuade them into sleeping in the courtyard.